Sunday, January 14, 2018

Bigelow News

PTO Annual Appeal 2018

The PTO is starting its annual fundraising campaign this week. A gift of any size will help us reach our goal of 100% Participation. Please be on the lookout for our appeal in the mail and on our website in the coming days.

Bigelow is fortunate to have a powerful partnership between the school’s terrific leaders, teachers and staff as well as a dedicated and vibrant PTO. See here how your donation helps the school and our children.

We need help with auction items for the Big Night

The Big Night 2018 fundraising event will take place at the Cambridge Boat Club on March 24th. We hope to see you there for a night full of food, drink, and a DJ. There will also be a silent auction where guests can place bids on donated services and items. This is where YOU can help!

We need 60 items for the Silent Auction.
We are asking that each grade donate 20 items.

Can you donate a vacation house getaway, a gift certificate from your favorite restaurant, sports tickets, host a party or BBQ at your house or ask a business for an item or a monetary donation?

Please contact Chairperson, Meredith Andrews, or Una Simmons at if you would like to donate or have any questions. More information here.

Jazz Band and Chorus Concerts this Week

This is going to be a musical week at Bigelow. Please come watch our students in two concerts in the Bigelow Auditorium.

The “Bigelow Outreach Club”

The first Meeting of the The Bigelow Outreach Club will be on Thursday, January 18th, from 3 to 4 pm in Room 111 (Mr. King’s Room)
The Bigelow Outreach Program is a group of students who want to work together to make a difference in our communities and in our world. Last year, this group made Bigelow a sister school to the SEGA School for Girls in Tanzania, and we look forward to continuing this relationship as well as other outreach activities. Come join your fellow global citizens! Open to all students, all grade levels.

The Moth: Storytelling Club

Get up in front of an audience and share your true STORY!

What: Informational meeting on this new after-school storytelling club
When: Wednesday 1/17 @ 3 PM
Where: Ms. Bryn’s room (106)

Yearbook Club

The Yearbook Club will start next week.

WHEN: Wednesdays (3-4/4:30, Jan. – April)
WHERE: Back Computer Lab
WHY: It’s your yearbook; you should have a say in what it looks like!

Yearbook club is open to 6th, 7th & 8th graders – no experience necessary! We are looking for hardworking students interested in photography and/or design to help create this year’s yearbook. Questions? See Ms. Rice in room 210

Just Think: Teens Making Smart Choices Expo

Teens and adults are invited to the Just Think: Teens Making Smart Choices expo for participative, informative exhibits; live music; free refreshments; and fun.

Meet 30 community exhibitors who help teens navigate life’s pressures in order to stay safe and healthy. Get information about everything from e-cigarettes and personal safety to healthy eating and body confidence to stress reduction and mental health support.

Thursday, January 18, 2018, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Discover community resources promoting positive decision making for teen
  • Enjoy refreshments and student performances as you browse the exhibits
  • The first 50 teens who bring a parent will receive a treat bag
  • Drawing grand prize:Bose SoundLink
  • “American Ninja Warrior” live demo!

To learn more Check out this flyer: Expo or go to
Sponsored by the Newton North PTSO

NCE Classes at Bigelow

Newton Community Education is offering the following classes for middle schoolers at Bigelow this Winter/Spring:

Java Coding with Minecraft – Tuesdays, January 30-March 27, 2:15-3:15pm
Archery – Tuesdays, April 3-May 29, 3-4:30pm

We are also offering classes at Day, Brown, and Oak Hill. Click here to see our other middle school programs.

Sign up today. Classes will be starting soon.

New England Camp Fair – Save the Date

Save the date for the second annual New England Camp Fair sponsored by the Underwood PTO.

When: February 11th, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm (snow date March 4th)
Where: Bigelow Middle School gymnasium

The camp fair is free and open to ALL local families, and it will bring together over 30 camps serving kids ages 5-14. Visit for a complete list of camps attending.

Mark Your Calendars

  • Mon, Jan 15 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Recess
  • Tue, Jan 16 - Jazz Band Concert 7:00pm
  • Thu, Jan 18 - Chorus Concert 7:00pm (details...)
  • Tue, Jan 30 - Orchestra Concert 7:00pm (details...)
  • Wed, Jan 31 - Ski and Snowboard Trip 3:00pm (details...)
  • Mon, Feb 05 - Band Concert 7:00pm
  • Wed, Feb 07 - Geography Bee 9:00am
  • Wed, Feb 07 - Early Release 11:30am (details...)
  • Wed, Feb 07 - Teacher appreciation luncheon 12:00pm (details...)
  • Sun, Feb 11 - New England Camp Fair 11:30am (details...)

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Highlights of the week

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration
Bring your teens

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Earlier Announcements

Monday: Big Night meeting
Thursday – Meeting with Superintendent Fleishman
Ski and Snowboard Club – Space STILL available for this Wednesday’s Trip!
Yearbook Club
Big Night Planning – Join Us!  

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Bigelow Middle School PTO
42 Vernon St.
Newton, MA 02458

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